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off Her Circle of Gold, and She kneeleth down, and four Peeresses appointed for that Service, holding a rich Pall of Silk, or Cloth of Gold, over Her, the Archbishop poureth the Holy Oil upon the Crown of Her Head, saying these Words : N the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of

the Holy Ghost : Let the anointing with this Oil increase your honour, and the grace of God's Holy Spirit establish


for ever and ever. Amen.) After the Anointing the Archbishop saith this Prayer:

MOST merciful God, pour out abundantly thy

grace and blessing upon this thy Servant Queen ADELAIDE, that as by our Office and Ministry she is this day anointed, and solemnly consecrated our Queen; so being sanctified by thy Holy Spirit, she may continue thy faithful and devout Servant, unto her life's end, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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Among the “ Necessaries to Caroline : with which the Orders be provided by the M'. of the for George III.'s Queen, and for Jewell House the daye of the king the Queen of James II. generally and queen's coronation,” the first

agree. is : “A circle of gold for the queen Then the chief lady assistant to wear when she goeth to her openeth her apparel, for the coronation.” MS. Cotton. Vesp. anointing her on the breast ; C. xiv.

which the archbishop also per3 The reader will find in the formeth, using the same words : preliminary dissertation, some re- Let the anointing with this oil, etc. marks on the ancient manner of After the anointing the archanointing the Queens of England, bishop saith this prayer: O most and which was observed until the merciful, etc. Then the same Order for King William IV. and lady closeth the Queen's robe at Queen Adelaide. The following the breast (having first dried the is the rubric, &c. which follows place anointed) and afterwards the anointing of the head, in the putteth a linen coif upon her Order for George II. and Queen head, because of the anointing.



Then the Archbishop receiveth from the Master of the Jewel Office the Queen's Ring, and putteth it upon The Ring. the Fourth Finger of Her Right Hand, saying,

ECEIVE this Ring, the seal of a sincere Faith;

and God, to whom belongeth all Power and Dignity, prosper you in this your honour, and grant

, you therein long to continue, fearing him always, and always doing such things as shall please him, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Then the Archbishop taketh the Crown from of the The Crown. Altar into his hands, and reverently setteth it upon the Queen's Head, saying,

ECEIVE the Crown of glory, honour, and joy ;

and God the Crown of the faithful, who by our Episcopal hands (though unworthy) doth this day set a Crown of pure Gold upon your head, enrich your Royal heart with his abundant grace, and crown you with all princely virtues in this life, and with an everlasting Crown of glory in the life which is to come, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Queen being crowned, all the Peeresses put on their Coronets.

Then the Archbishop putteth the Sceptre into the The Sceptre Queen's Right Hand, and the Ivory Rod with the Dove and Ivory Rod. into Her Left Hand; and sayeth this Prayer: O LORD, the giver of all perfection, Grant unto

this thy , by the powerful and mild Influence of her Piety and Virtue, she may adorn the high Dignity which she hath obtained, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Queen being thus Anointed, and Crowned, and

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ir ? Her Ornaments, the Choir sing this 7 Luci:

AELTJIH: For the Lord God Omnipotent

The kingdom of this World, is be2 carica of our Lord, and of his Christ. Antiv för ever and ever, King of Kings,

Sri i Les Hallelujah. ls mit siis ta kem begins, the Queen ariseth 5*7*:7: LT, supported by Her two Bishops, ti 17:e Teatre. And as She passeth by the

mm. Sie bereth Herself reverently to Dexy cui:4 anted to Her Own Throne, d:144 xidunt au Ceremony taketh Her place Uta? She comes down, with the

: Her Communion.

Modus faciendi Tonsuras.

Modus faciendi tonsuras et coronas


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1 la tie wta to this Cice. though the other MSS. do not ant that which succeeis. ut ego- are in piacing it text after the ferring Orten. I shall pre she orier of contrmarios (as do the cbet variations of the flowing pentical from which the text is maaniseript porrica's: vil. tie token, and another in Trinity ColBangor;-the Winchester :—and lege. Dubün, MS. B. Tab. 3. No. the Ezeter. The irst of these is 7), yet they do not separate this unhappily matilated in many parts first office, from the other forms of these offices; initial letters have of Ordination. been cut out, and of course with The title of this Office in the thern much of the text upon the Exeter pontifical is, “ Collatio reverse of the leases: and be primæ tonsuræ.” sides, the rubrics have been much This rubrie, and the succeedrubbed and defaced.

ing paragraph are omitted by the As regards the arrangement of Bangor, Winchester, and Exeter this first office, “ ad clericum fa- pontiticals. The second paragraph ciendum," the Exeter pontifical bas reference to those cases in does not place it immediately be- which confirmation had been negfore the services of Ordination, as lected at its proper period, early in the text and the other MSS. childhood; and some particulars but immediately succeeding the relating to females are mixed up Confirmatio puerorum,” and be with it, not concerned with the fore the “ Dedicatio ecclesiarum.” giving of the tonsure. The reader will see this by refer- 3 This is contrary to the order ring to the table of the contents of the present Roman pontifical, of that pontifical, in the first vo- the rubric of which allows that, lume of this work, p. cxxiij. Such Clericatus, seu prima tonsura, an arrangement is unusual : for

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